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The Aeronauts (2019)

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Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

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Tom Harper

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Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Felicity Jones Says She Plays a 'Wildcat' in 'Aeronauts'

Felicity Jones shares why she loved playing hot air balloon pilot Amelia Wren in The Aeronauts, then she and co-star Eddie Redmayne recall some of the most exciting on-set moments.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Poppy
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Elsa Alili ... Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price Connie Price ... Antonia's Daughter
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Storyline

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

(Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements) | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aeronauts See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,860,993
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones actually flew in the gas balloon seen within the film to roughly 8,000 meters, realistically replicating the James Glaisher and Henry Coxwell flight that happened on 5th September 1862. See more »

Goofs

Amelia Wren pronounces "caelum certe" with hard C's. This is the current, "reconstructed Classical" pronunciation; however, in the 1860s the standard Latin pronunciation used would have been with soft C's. See more »

Quotes

Amelia Wren: You don't change the world simply by looking at it, you change it through the way you choose to live in it.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »


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Home to You
Written by Sigrid and Steve Mac
Performed by Sigrid
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Worth a watch
22 December 2019 | by barkerwaSee all my reviews

If you want to watch a movie about the true events that "inspired" this movie, then go watch a documentary. If you want to watch a decent, family-friendly, period piece, with an interesting plot, then you may find this movie entertaining as I did.

I had no prior knowledge of the true events this movie is based on, but watching it piqued my interest to learn more.


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